Just a half hour drive away from the hotel is the Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum which is on the 1825 route of the original Stockton and Darlington Railway. On site are many 1830s heritage buildings that can be explored. Exhibits include George Stephenson’s Locomotion No. 1. The museum is also a dedicated research centre with an extensive collection of photographs and books. More information about admission fees and exhibits can be found on their website.